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mar736 - Energy Systems
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Module label Energy Systems
Module code mar736
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Kontaktzeit: 56 h, Selbststudium: 124 h
Institute directory Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Environmental Modelling (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
Knipper, Martin (Module responsibility)
Agert, Carsten (Module counselling)
Torio, Herena (Module counselling)
Skills to be acquired in this module

Energy Systems

-     characterise the global energy system and its structure and constraints

-     analyse the potential for improving the global energy system based on energy and exergy efficiencies

-     understand the basic relationship between global energy supply and climate change

-     understand recent and future changes of electricity supply due to increasing fluctuating renewables and ‘smart’ technologies


Future Power Supply Systems

-     explain the management, modelling and power balancing within future electricity grid configurations with high shares of fluctuating and distributed generation

-     appraise the main components (incl. chemical storage options) involved in future AC-grid concepts

-     categorise different grid-designs, including mini- and micro-grids

explain the technical principles and resulting limiting factors within “Smart City”, “Smart Grid”, “Smart Home” concepts


Module contents

Energy Systems

-     Definitions, resources & reserves

-     Global resources & potentials: fossil energies, renewable energies

-     Energy system analysis: Efficiencies at various levels of the energy chain; Exergy analysis

-     Energy scenarios

-     Climate Change

-     Advanced conventional (power plant) technologies

-     Electric power systems with large shares of renewables


Future Power Supply Systems

-     Fundamentals, structure, technologies and operation of electricity grids (incl. balancing power, voltage management, etc.)

-     Distributed generation of fluctiuating power

-     Transmission and distribution grids, storage, vehicle-to-grid-concepts, smart inverters, heat pumps/CHP

-     Different electricity markets (Futures Market, Day-Ahead-Market, Intraday-Market, Balancing Power Market, Self-Consumption)

-     “Smart City”, “Smart Grid”, “Smart Home”, Mini- and Micro-Grids

-     Chemical energy carriers: power-to-gas (e.g. methane) and power-to-liquids (e.g.methanol)


Reader's advisory
Will be presented during the classes.
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Winter- und Sommersemester
VL Energy Systems (3 KP) (WiSe)
VL Future Power Supply Systems (3 KP) (SoSe)
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Basic knowledge in mathematics & physics
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Klausur am Ende der Veranstaltungszeit oder fachpraktische Übungen oder mündliche Prüfung oder Portfolio nach Maßgabe der Dozentin oder des Dozenten
Course type Lecture
Frequency SoSe oder WiSe
Workload attendance 56 h